Sabayon not booting after improper shutdown

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Sabayon not booting after improper shutdown

Post by senofed » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:40

i'm currently having a problem and have had a problem with Sabayon and other distros like Ubuntu where when shutting down my laptop (this may play a key role.. an inspiron 8600), it wont do anything, sit on a blank black screen so i hold down the power button for 5-6 seconds and it shuts the computer down.. i restart, go through the usual grub boot, gentoo loads and then when it goes in to boot all the peripherals and whatnot, it sits on the very first icon "Booting Sabayon Linux".. i'm guessing it wont boot because the harddrive was not properly ejected and is there anyway to solve this problem because i've had to install sabayon (full.. not mini) about 3 times since i got home from florida yesterday and i've had to install ubuntu (which i am no longer using) countless times. it's getting to become a nuisance. i've had to reinstall them because i have no clue what to do, and i know now to ask questions instead of having to put up with it.. this isn't windows for god sakes.. there's an answer for everything in linux.

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Post by Goatee » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:38

What version,
32 or 64?

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Post by lxnay » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:37

Maybe that your hard drive is dying me thinks.
Try to boot with the LiveDVD/CD, open a shell (Konsole) and test your hard drive with:

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sudo badblocks -sv /dev/<device_name>
Since that's a laptop, your hard disk should be /dev/hda.
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Post by senofed » Mon Nov 27, 2006 13:54

Goatee wrote:What version,
32 or 64?
its x86 but the laptop is about 3 years old, so either its a really faulty drive or there's just a problem with it.

and lxnay, i'm gonna try that before i try to install 3.2. i'll probably edit this one to tell how it went.


edit: 0 bad blocks found so i don't know.
Last edited by senofed on Mon Nov 27, 2006 15:47, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by lxnay » Mon Nov 27, 2006 14:13

Lxnay, thanks :)
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Post by joost » Mon Nov 27, 2006 15:01

Be sure to boot without any USB devices connected, just in case.

//in general sometimes cheap webcams or other devices cause problems when trying to boot a PC, just to exclude this as part of the problem. (o:

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